How to make your web address HTTPS – Get the KLT

If you make your web address HTTPS, you’ll notice a load of benefits. For one thing it’ll shut up browsers whining that content on your site isn’t secure. You’ll see a little green padlock in the status bar when browsers trust your site. This will then make visitors happy that you’re not an evil hacker out to steal their info. … Read More

How to make your WordPress site load faster?

WordPress Site Load Faster

When it comes to making your WordPress site load faster, there are 5 principles. Checking your loading speeds, image optimisation, streamlining plugins, optimising your database and caching and minification. What are we waiting for? Lets’s get stuck and get your WordPress site loading faster. Checking Site Speed Before you do anything to help make your WordPress site load faster, you … Read More

Swift Performance WordPress Plugin – Review

Swift Performance WordPress Plugin Review

The Swift Performance WordPress plugin is a caching plugin with lots of extras. If you’re looking for a plugin to help improve the loading speed of your WordPress website, you could do much worse than this one. Read on for my in-depth review of the Swift Performance WordPress plugin and it’s features. **Disclosure – this is a collaborative post**I received … Read More

WordPress plugins for bloggers: let’s get picky

Today I’m talking about WordPress plugins for bloggers, but its relevant to all WordPress users. I’m going to tell you about the different features I look out for in a WordPress plugin before I install and activate it. Things like star rating, number of active users, and how there are sometimes exceptions to these rules too. So let’s jump right … Read More

Tech Help Tuesday #7

Hey, hey people, it’s time for your monthly tech help fix here at The Blog Genie HQ. I don’t know about yours but my social media feeds are full of Halloween. Halloween crafts, pumpkins costumes and loads more! If you’re looking for Halloween resources for your blog you should definitely check out my Halloween blog resources board over on Pinterest. … Read More

Dofollow and nofollow links: which to use and when

Dofollow and nofollow links - which one should you use and when?

Dofollow and nofollow links are always controversial in the blogging community. Dofollow can help the destination URL get a higher domain authority and nofollow don’t. Read on to find out more as I dig deeper into the what, when and why. What is domain authority and why is it important? Before we get into the nitty gritty of dofollow and … Read More

Website Speed Test – where do you even start?

Website Speed Test

Page load speeds are getting more and more important. Not only can a slow loading site annoy your readers, but it can impact your Google search rankings too. But how do you do a website speed test? Read on to find out about the 3 main players in the site speed testing world. Where do I go to do a … Read More

Tech Help Tuesday #6

Welcome back to Tech Help Tuesday! I can’t believe we’re in September already, where have the summer holidays gone? It’ll be the dreaded C-word before we know it. You know that one that brings with it the fella in the red suit with the white beard? That one. Anywho, this month I’m going to do an FAQ on Gutenberg, because … Read More

The WordPress Visual Editor – your complete guide

WordPress Visual Editor-Header

Later this year wordpress version 5 will be released and with it the new wordpress visual editor, Gutenberg. So you may be wondering where you’ve heard the name Gutenberg before. When I first heard it I had a rough idea that it had some historical significance but that was as far as I knew. Gutenberg is named after Johannes Gutenberg, … Read More

5 things you didn’t know about Project Gutenberg

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months you’ll have heard about Project Gutenberg. It’s the new wordpress visual editor, due for release as part of WordPress version 5. A lot has been said about Gutenberg. Why fix something that isn’t broken? I can see why WordPress have decided it’s time to change. A few months … Read More